Silktop Techical Corks

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Product Type:
Cork
description:
Silktop® Technical Corks
Technical corks consist of a body composed of agglomerated cork granules, with a high-quality natural cork disk at each end. This combination presents natural cork to both the wine and to the consumer while retaining properties similar to our natural cork offerings. It delivers a dependable seal, consistent insertion and extraction performance, below sensory level TCA and other off-aromas combined with outstanding visual appearance.

Applications
Silktop® stoppers are designed primarily for mid-range wines which may benefit from short-term aging (three to four years). This is a technically advanced product that provides a good closure for wine at considerable value. We use only FDA-approved food-grade bonding agents.

Sizes
Silktop® corks are offered in 23.5x38mm and 23.5x45mm sizes.

Quality
This is a technically advanced product that provides a good closure for wine at considerable value.

Durability
Silktop corks are recommended for wines which will be consumed within three to four years

Technical Specifications

Dimensional
Length: Nominal ± 0.5 mm
Diameter: Nominal ± 0.3 mm
Ovalization: <1.0mm

Physical
Moisture: 4%-7% moisture content
Dimensional Recovery: >96%
Density: Nominal ± 280 Kg/m3
Resistance to boiling water: No disintegration

Functional
Extraction Force: 15 daN – 45 daN (coated corks only)
Sealing Ability: No leakage at 1.2 bar
Capillarity: <1 mm
Torsion: ?35º
Shearing strength: ? 6 daN/cm2

Storage
Use before: 6 months
Storage humidity: 40% - 70% RH, non-condensing
Storage temperature: 15ºC - 20ºC, 59ºF - 68ºF
Location: Store in a clean, well ventilated, odorless place away from chlorine products.

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